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Bass, Rick 1958-

Works: 144 works in 450 publications in 5 languages and 27,056 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  History  Biography  Anecdotes  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Autobiographies  Historical fiction  Western stories 
Roles: Author, Signer, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PS3552.A8213, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rick Bass
Nashville chrome by Rick Bass( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A richly imagined story of the Browns, real-life singers who were once the biggest thing on the American country music scene. A wrenching meditation on the complexities of fame and of one forgotten family who experienced them firsthand
For a little while : new and selected stories by Rick Bass( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected stories. Wild horses ; In Ruth's Country ; Redfish ; Watch ; Legend of Pig-Eye ; History of Rodney ; Fires ; Field events ; Hermit's story ; Fireman ; Swans ; Elk ; Pagans ; Canoeists ; Goats ; Her first elk ; Titan ; Lives of rocks -- New stories. How she remembers ; Blue tree ; Lease hound ; River in winter ; Coach ; Alcoholic's guide to Peru and Chile ; Fish story
Where the sea used to be by Rick Bass( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance in the wilds of Montana between an oil prospector and a woman who studies wolves. Together they face the forces of nature and the strong-willed Texan who is her father and his employer
All the land to hold us by Rick Bass( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roaming across the salt flats and skirting the salt lake, Richard, a geologist working for an oil company, hunts for fossils under the spell of Clarissa, the local beauty who plans to use her share of their plunder to get out of small dusty Midland for good. A generation earlier a Depression era couple Max and Marie Omo numbly mines for salt along the banks of the briny lake until the emotional terrain of their marriage is suddenly and irrevocably altered. The strange surreal arrival of a runaway circus elephant careening across the sand sets in motion Marie's final break from Max and heralds the beginning of her second chance. Consequences reverberate through the years and the dunes when Marie becomes indelibly linked to Richard's own second act
The sky, the stars, the wilderness by Rick Bass( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and French and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novella and two stories. The title novella, set on a ranch in Texas, is on a woman's love of the land, Where the Sea Used to Be is on the rivalry of two oil men, while in The Myth of the Bears a mountain man tracks a runaway wife who seems to leave an unusual number of helpful clues
The Diezmo by Rick Bass( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel based on the Mier Expedition follows two young men on an expedition to the Mexican border, during which they are captured in a raid on the Mexcian village of Mier and end up as pawns in an international chess game that will determine the fate of Texas
Platte river by Rick Bass( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rick Bass is one of the foremost writers of his generation. His astonishing work charges headlong past the hard surface of modern life to illuminate man and his relationship to the natural world. Platte River is a collection of three novellas, each a singular exploration of the human heart set against the backdrop of God's creation. Filled with arresting images - chinook winds flying through a valley, couples skating in the dark on thin ice, tools made from animal bones, a delicate shape frozen in a river - "Mahatma Joe" is about an evangelist who settles in Grass Valley, Montana, and the woman who grows obsessed with his vision of the world. In "Field Events," a woman falls in love with a man even more enormous than her discus-tossing brothers. And the title novella, "Platte River," portrays one man's lyric meditation on loneliness, the nature of peace, and his quest for love
The hermit's story : stories by Rick Bass( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompassing both previously published pieces and original fiction, this anthology features the title story, about a man and woman who travel across a frozen lake under the ice, among others
The lives of rocks : stories by Rick Bass( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The title story concerns a woman recovering from cancer; "Pagans" tells, at forty years' distance, of a girl and two boys -- one of whom was in love with her -- and the dangerous games they played; in "Her First Elk," a woman reflects on her first elk hunt and on her memories of her father and two brothers, now all dead. These stories, distinguished by their maturity, are narrated by men and women with compelling life tales. Filled with Bass's hallmark lean and beautiful prose, they are further proof of his mastery of the short fiction form"--Publisher website (March 2007)
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed annual short fiction series - this year featuring guest editor Barbara Kingsolver - presents a collection of 2001 stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
The wild marsh : four seasons at home in Montana by Rick Bass( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Bass's account of life in Montana's Yaak Valley is a crowning achievement in his career. It begins with his family settling in for the long Montana winter, and captures all the harbingers of change that mark each passing month--the initial cruel teasing of spring, the splendor and fecundity of summer, and the bittersweet memories evoked by fall. It is full of rich observation about what it takes to live in the valley--ruggedness, improvisation and, of course, duct tape. Bass emerges not just as a writer but as a father, a neighbor, and a gifted observer, uniquely able to bring us close to the drama and sanctity of small things, ensuring that though the wilderness is increasingly at risk, the voice of the wilderness will not disappear.--From publisher description
The Ninemile wolves : an essay by Rick Bass( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a wolf and her litter of pups near the town of Marion, Montana that advocates the reintroduction and recolonization of the wolf into the environment
The watch : stories by Rick Bass( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and French and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the south and west, these stories pursue themes of friendship, loyalty, and freedom, of escape, where valiant holdouts refuse to grow up, or grow old
The lost grizzlies : a search for survivors in the wilderness of Colorado by Rick Bass( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A search for proof that grizzly bears still live in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado
The Best American short stories, 1999 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Amy Tan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
Diezmo by Rick Bass( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sam Houston organizes an attack into Mexico, the gloryseeking Texans are overwhelmed. Captured, they face the terrible Diezmo--a game of chance that ensures every 10th man will be killed. Some violence. 2005
The new wolves by Rick Bass( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Wolves is Rick Bass's passionate and eloquent account of the current reintroduction of the Mexican wolf to the American Southwest. Lobos, or Mexican wolves, once roamed freely throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, until they were hunted to extinction when big cattle interests came to the Southwest, changing the land forever. Now, a Mexican wolf reintroduction--similar to the Yellowstone efforts for its cousin the gray wolf--is fully under way in the Blue Mountains of Arizona. Eleven wolves--all captive-bred, descendants from the last wild Mexican wolves captured over twenty years ago--were released among the mesas. Now they roam in separate packs; they hunt, play, mate, and, it is hoped, will give birth to the first wild-born pups in decades. But it will not be, and has not been, easy; nothing so tenuous and delicate as the existence of a wild wolf in today's world could ever be. With the literary talent and naturalist's sensibility he brought to his highly praised account of a family of wolves in Montana, The Ninemile Wolves, Rick Bass examines the circumstances of the Mexican wolves' arrival: the exhausted, the overgrazed soil of the land, the behavior and requirements of wolves, and the concerns of ranchers, biologists, and environmentalists. He chronicles these new wolves' first few months of freedom: their triumphant desire to survive as well as the unfortunate and sometimes deadly confrontations with the unexpected. The New Wolves brings to life a place--its people and its wildlife, its past and its future. Bass articulates the land's need for wolves to maintain balance, while masterfully depicting the modern conflict between nature and our need to control it. Part mediation, part probing journalism, The New Wolves is an important new chapter in the drama of wolves and the American West -- Book jacket
In the Loyal Mountains by Rick Bass( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and French and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten stories on people and nature. Fires is on a woman long-distance runner, The Legend of Pig-Eye is on a boxer in training, and The Valley is on a man's love for a valley. By the author of Platte River
The book of Yaak by Rick Bass( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and French and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, a land of black bears and grizzlies, wolves and coyotes, bald and golden eagles, and even a handful of humans. But its magic may not be enough to save it from the forces threatening it now. In The Book of Yaak Rick Bass captures the soul of the valley itself, and he shows how, if places like the Yaak are lost, so too will be the human riches of mystery and imagination
Colter : the true story of the best dog I ever had by Rick Bass( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COLTER pairs one of America's most treasured writers with our most treasured "best friend." Colter, a German shorthair pup, was the runt of the litter, and Rick Bass took him only because nobody else would. Soon, though, Colter surprised his new owner, first with his raging genius, then with his innocent ability to lead Bass to new territory altogether, a place where he felt instantly more alive and more connected to the world. Distinguished by "crystalline, see-through-to-the-bottom prose" (Rocky Mountain News), this interspecies love story vividly captures the essence of canine companionship, and yet, as we've come to expect from Rick Bass, it does far more. "With an elegant, often erudite flavor to this story" (Book Page), COLTER illuminates the heart of life by recreating the sheer, unmitigated pleasure of an afternoon in the Montana hills with a loyal pup bounding at your side
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Alternative Names
Bass, Charles Richard.

Bass, Charles Richard 1958-

Bass, Charles Richard 1958- Jr

Bass, Charles Richard, Jr., 1958-

Rick Bass Amerikaans schrijver

Рик Басс

バス, リック

English (226)

French (41)

Italian (4)

German (3)

Chinese (1)

Where the sea used to beThe sky, the stars, the wildernessThe DiezmoPlatte riverThe hermit's story : storiesThe lives of rocks : storiesThe best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesThe wild marsh : four seasons at home in Montana